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gdandscompserv
10-04-2006, 09:44 PM
What do you think of this demo? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-ypKToUj9Q&mode=related&search=)

gdandscompserv
10-04-2006, 10:12 PM
Here's another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn_W03JgqSY)

eyrie
10-04-2006, 10:19 PM
Well choreographed. But I wonder how much more arm/shoulder power he'd need for less cooperative uke.....

Mark Uttech
10-04-2006, 11:18 PM
It's hard to be impressed with aikido.

Kevin Wilbanks
10-05-2006, 12:15 AM
Couldn't get through to the second one. It's hard to say about the skills. Looks good, but the degree of uke cooperation and choreography is unknown. Aesthetically, I don't like the lighting or the music at all, and there's something about the main nage's manner that appears cocky or swaggering or something - this impression could be accentuated by the flashy lighting/music. Overall, I wouldn't show it to someone as a representative example of Aikido.

graham
10-05-2006, 03:14 AM
Overall, I wouldn't show it to someone as a representative example of Aikido.

Hi Kevin,

I'm not sure I'd show any video to non-Aikidokas as representative of Aikido. It's difficult for them not to come across as over-choreographed

Al Williams
10-05-2006, 04:00 AM
1st clip
I would agree that there is too much arm power.
2nd clip
Trying to hard- he would be a ( ! ) in my book. Why is he wearing gloves for the last part and not making contact with uke?

xuzen
10-05-2006, 04:04 AM
The demo looks very much like Takemusu Aikido (Iwama style) type. Generally good. I would prefer to show this demo to non aikido practitioners than the No Touch Throw video I posted a while ago. See this thread (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10898)

Uke's attack may be arranged (it is a demo, afterall), but I think the tori's response is not.

Boon.

grondahl
10-05-2006, 04:27 AM
That doesn´t look like Iwama style to me. To much running around, little jumps, spinning with jo, flashy "kokyunage" etc....

David Humm
10-05-2006, 07:20 AM
I think there's one universal truism... Never post vidoes on the net no matter how good you think you are or how many dan grades you've been given.

Regards

grondahl
10-05-2006, 08:12 AM
I thought the first one was a decent demo.

gdandscompserv
10-05-2006, 01:36 PM
I think there's one universal truism... Never post vidoes on the net no matter how good you think you are or how many dan grades you've been given.

Regards
Why not?

Roman Kremianski
10-05-2006, 01:56 PM
The first video is nice, but the lighting and music? It's jsut trying abit too hard.

As someone else already said, hard to impress anyone with a mere demonstration if they don't "know" Aikido.